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Old 04-28-2011, 02:02 AM   #1
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bittorrent-4.4.0-noarch-3 and problems with trackers that resolve to 127.0.0.1


For whatever reason tracker.piratebay.org is resolving to 127.0.0.1. I read on some other forum that piratebay might be setting it to this when their tracker goes down so that no one can attempt to connect to it. I also read that they no longer run any actual trackers. At any rate, my problem is with the bittorrent programs in the bittorrent-4.4.0-noarch-3 package and how they deal with tracker.piratebay.org resolving to localhost. I tried using all of the bittorent clients (bittorrent, bittorrent-console, bittorrent-curses, bittorrent-xterm) and none of them work with piratebay.org torrents. This is the error I get when running bittorrent-curses:

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Problem connecting to tracker - <urlopen error [Errno 111] Connection refused>
If I use another bittorrent client, like transmission, I don't get this problem. The torrent eventual starts to download; it looks like it moves on after failing to connect to localhost and then tries the other trackers listed in the torrent file. I presume that this is some kind of bug in bittorrent?

BTW, I noticed that when I was running apache locally both bittorrent and transmission would fail to download the torrent, each responding with a 404 error from apache that was running on localhost.

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Old 04-29-2011, 10:53 AM   #2
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I can't remember if the official (old, unsupported) bittorrent client supports the multi-tracker extension of the bittorrent protocol: have you tried with bittornado (also in extra) to try to fall back to the other trackers in the announce (like transmission and other recent clients do)?

if the tracker resolves to 127.0.0.1, it's because they set it like this in their dns with the intention of having it offline, so it's no use trying to connect to that.
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$ host tracker.thepiratebay.org ns0.thepiratebay.org
Using domain server:
Name: ns0.thepiratebay.org
Address: 192.121.86.162#53
Aliases: 

tracker.thepiratebay.org has address 127.0.0.1

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Old 04-30-2011, 03:30 PM   #3
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So the bittorrent client is not supported in Slackware anymore? Since when?
 
Old 04-30-2011, 04:37 PM   #4
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4.4.0 is not supported upstream and I was hinting about bittornado because they suggest it: good luck.

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